05-03-08: Calendar

Today: 8 a.m., the Great American Cleanup. Meet at Kvols Park.Today: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free Dumping at the city landfill for the Great Ameican Cleanup No batteries or hazardous waste can be taken.

Science club takes recycling lead

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The science club at Tucumcari High School hopes to turn its school green. It’s not a chemistry experiment, but a recycling project. “Right now, we’ve started as a high school. We want students to get concerned, then they can tell their parents and friends that the high school is […]

Jan. 2, 2008 Community Notes

Site set to recycle Christmas trees In a city beautification effort and to keep Christmas trees out of the landfill, the City of Tucumcari is having a Christmas Tree Recycling Program. Residents are encouraged to drop off their live Christmas trees (without lights and decorations) at the northwest comer of the baseball field (behind the […]

Hole lotta work going on at landfill

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The big engines of the yellow earthmovers strain as they maneuver up the incline of huge mound of the red dirt. At the top of the rise, each machine releases between 45 and 50 tons of dirt making the mound taller inch-by-inch, day-by-day, said Bob Welch, project manager and […]

Resident decries hike in services

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The quality of services is not worthy of the costs charged by the city for those services, Tucumcari resident Tony McNeil told city commissioners at their meeting on Thursday. McNeil said he moved to Tucumcari a few years ago and that he was trying to clean up his place. […]

Appeals Court rules in favor of Tucumcari Landfill

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Court of Appeals has upheld the Environment Department’s permit for the City of Tucumcari to proceed with its plan for a new landfill north of town. The Pickett Ranch, a neighbor of the landfill, had contested the permit. A woman who answered the phone at the […]

Couple “very lucky” to find wallet

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By Kevin Wilson Quay County Sun A lost wallet is an unlucky day. A lost wallet in a city garbage truck is exponentially more unlucky. All things considered for Dallas and Katheryn Howard, their luck balanced out a few hours later at the Tucumcari landfill. That’s where Dallas, with […]

City commission talks trash

QCS staff City officials were talking more trash at their meeting last week with the approval of a proposal for a new landfill. With the old dump north of town nearing the end of its lifespan, officials said it will be closed and a new one constructed off of Highway 54. As officials said the […]

Tucumcari gets permit for new landfill

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Environment Department has approved a permit for the city of Tucumcari to construct and operate a landfill about three miles northeast of town. Tucumcari’s finance director, Marty Garcia, said he expects the new landfill to be operational sometime this fall. “We put a lot of effort […]

Landfill hearing ends, decision awaited

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Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun City officials, the state Solid Waste Bureau and area residents each had an opportunity to share their views on whether Tucumcari should receive a permit for a new landfill on Wednesday and Thursday. Technical testimony by engineers and other experts representing the city of Tucumcari, the Solid Waste Bureau and Pickett […]